SynthsRoland ⇝ Roland U-220

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The U-220 is a ROMpler. It can be expanded with the SN-U110 series of expansion cards, although the Guitar and Keyboards and Synthesizer card data is already included. It was released as a follow-up to the Roland U-110 and is the rackmount version of the Roland U-20.

The U-220 takes a standard CR2032 battery for patch memory. This battery is not optional and the device will behave strangely if it is low or not present. Replacing the battery will require a patch restore afterward.

In order to restore the factory patches on the Roland U-220, you will need to load them via a SysEx dump. The factory patch SysEx file is available for download below.

Specifications

Year Released: 1989

MSRP: $1295

Polyphony: 30 notes

Multitimbral: 7 parts

User Patches: 128

User Performances: 64

User Drum Kits: 4

ROM: 4MB (128 waveforms at 16-bit resolution)

Effects: chorus, reverb

Screen: 24 x 2 character backlit LCD

Outputs: 1/4" stereo pair plus 4 individual 1/4" outputs

Power Consumption: 20 watts

Dimensions: 482 mm x 358 mm x 45 mm

Weight: 4.4 kg

This is a 1-space rack unit.

User Demo Videos

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Sound Samples

WAV samples are available on freewavesamples.com.

File Downloads

Roland U-220 Manual

Roland U-220 Factory Patches SysEx

Ruland U-220 Demo #1: Highlander by Marvin Sanders (192 kbit mp3)

Roland U-220 Demo #2: U Might Be The 1 by Eric Persing (192 kbit mp3)

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